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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Robert Zhao Renhui

b. 1983, Singapore

Robert Zhao Renhui is an international multi-award winning and multi-disciplinary Singaporean artist. His practice investigates the different modes of the human zoological gaze, i.e., how people view animals. He is interested in the history and development of the zoological gaze alongside social progress and mediation. Renhui’s practice also investigates the different modes of knowledge production in contemporary archives.

Featured Artworks

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Proxy II (Beatles) by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork Robert Zhao RenhuiProxy II (Beatles) Matt Diasec in black frame
74 x 111 cm
ShanghART
Coral Reef Exposed at Low Tide by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork Robert Zhao RenhuiCoral Reef Exposed at Low Tide, 2016 Photograph Matt Diasec in black frame
100 x 150 cm
ShanghART
J8.2 by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork Robert Zhao RenhuiJ8.2, 2016 Photograph Matt Diasec in black frame
74 x 111 cm
ShanghART
Fig. 25 by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork Robert Zhao RenhuiFig. 25, 2016 Photograph Matt Diasec in black frame
120 x 180 cm
ShanghART
13.S398.2839 by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork Robert Zhao Renhui13.S398.2839, 2016 Photograph Matt Diasec in black frame
100 x 150 cm
ShanghART
There Are Somethings That We Know We Do Not Know by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork Robert Zhao RenhuiThere Are Somethings That We Know We Do Not Know, 2014 Matt Plexiglass,Digital Print,Aluminum Panel
74 x 111 cm
ShanghART

Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, An Opera for Animals at Para Site, Hong Kong
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23 March–9 June 2019 Group Exhibition An Opera for Animals Para Site, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Robert Zhao Renhui, Christmas Island, Naturally at ShanghART, Shanghai
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3 September–19 November 2017 Robert Zhao Renhui Christmas Island, Naturally ShanghART, M50, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Robert Zhao Renhui, Christmas Island, Naturally at ShanghART, Singapore
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11 March–8 May 2017 Robert Zhao Renhui Christmas Island, Naturally ShanghART, Singapore

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If Pigs Could Fly: A Report From Art Stage Singapore Ocula Report If Pigs Could Fly: A Report From Art Stage Singapore 28 Jan 2014 : Sherman Sam for Ocula

No art fair is complete without an inflatable, in this case a bright pink, flying pig (well actually this one doesn’t fly, but not every one can do a Pink Floyd). This larger-than-life work, Love Me (2013) by Jeong-Hwa Choi at the Vannessa Qwang Gallery, inflates then deflates slightly at a gentle pace, bringing one gallerist to remark...

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Shanghai Hugo Boss Asia Art Award 2017 Exhibition Related Press Shanghai Hugo Boss Asia Art Award 2017 Exhibition ArtAsiaPacific* : 23 November 2017

In late June, the four finalists for the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award 2017 were announced. The artists—Li Ming, Tao Hui, Yu Ji and Robert Zhao Renhui—were chosen from a pool of over 30 nominees for their standout exhibitions and artworks produced over the last three years, and for their potential future contributions to artistic discourse....

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The Nature Museum THE INSTITUTE OF CRITICAL ZOOLOGISTS Related Press The Nature Museum THE INSTITUTE OF CRITICAL ZOOLOGISTS ArtAsiaPacific : 12 September 2017

Devised as a collaboration between artist Robert Zhao Renhui and playwright Joel Tan, the performance-lecture and exhibition The Nature Museum was a theatrical venture into museological waters. By adopting the roles of archivists of the Institute of Critical Zoologists, Zhao and Tan took their audience on an informal tour, encouraging one to drift...

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Rockbund Art Museum announces finalists of HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award 2017 Related Press Rockbund Art Museum announces finalists of HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award 2017 Art Radar Journal : 3 July 2017

Dedicated to the support of emerging artists from Greater China and Southeast Asia, the biennial Hugo Boss Asia Art Award was established in 2013 and is now in its third iteration. The Award aims to contribute towards artistic and cultural exchanges in the broader historical and social contexts of Greater China and Southeast Asia. It helps in...

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JUNE ROUNDUP: NOTES FROM NIPPON Related Press JUNE ROUNDUP: NOTES FROM NIPPON ArtAsiaPacific : 30 June 2017

While summer is generally known for being a slow time in the world art calendar, June in Tokyo proved to be one of the busiest months of the year, with the opening of the first Japan outpost of Galerie Perrotin, a large retrospective of a beloved Swiss sculptor and notable exhibitions showcasing established contemporary Japanese artists. Here are...

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